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Old 11-21-2012, 08:42 PM
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In honor of Andy finishing his bland rice/chicken diet for days (and three days of solid stools), he and Katie had a pre-Thanksgiving meal of kibble and a little salmon, fish, broccoli, and green beans. I hope it didn't overdo it. Man, their dishes just SHINE from being so clean!! Andy was still licking his dish and looking all around on the floor for minute bits (that didn't exist) a minute after finishing up the last bite. Of course, then they both came to beg our dinners LOL

We should be walking again sometime this weekend. He isn't limping anymore, but in the name of caution we'll wait just a little bit more.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:49 PM
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Haha......we all know what Andy likes to eat ...your cooking or bland diet. Hmmm. Andy knows what he likes
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Haha......we all know what Andy likes to eat ...your cooking or bland diet. Hmmm. Andy knows what he likes


Ya, when he has 'bland' food, he sniffs the dish and gives me a 'look' like 'Daaaaaaaaaaa-ad !!??' Then, it's hand feeding time. He didn't take a minute to finish tonight's dinner: "(really quickly) Sniff sniff .. CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP!! (WAG WAG WAG WAG) LICK LICK LICK LICK!! LOOK FOR MORE LOOK FOR MORE!"

He also had his CeeNU chemo pills tonight, delayed per Dr. Vancil to once every 4 weeks now because his liver panels were going up a bit. More reason to spoil him
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Andy has been walking so well the past couple days I took him for a short free run across the street today. He was circle-spinning, tail waggingly happy to get out. It's been over two weeks now that he's been recuperating from a paw injury. The looks I've been getting from him evidenced his boredom. We're both happy he's able to have fun again. By next week we should be on our winter routine of walking wooded trails at nature parks and the lake.

He was appropriately thankful for the bites of Thanksgiving turkey and a little pumpkin pie, with which I got his nightly pills down him by hiding it in the food instead of the usual peanut butter glob on my index finger.
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My eyes teared up when I read your posting. As dreadfully sad as it has been for you both to have lost those lovely goldies, I think you are wonderfully brave people who filled their lives, no matter how briefly, with fun & with love. What more could they have ever hoped for, after their distress. I can never imagine how people can be cruel or neglectful of pets, who are so trusting & loyal. And now your beloved Andy is ill & I am guessing you must both be totally shell-shocked & grief- stricken. It is times like this when I wish I was a millionaire & could help you with the financial burden you are now facing. Sadly I am not a millionaire, but please know that my heart truly goes out to you both, & to Andy. Miracles do happen. My condolences on the loss of your sibling. My husband has lost two brothers to cancer in the last three years, & both of them only entering their sixties. I too have a brother diagnosed with prostate cancer & starting on radiation therapy shortly. Hopefully, our new fur baby Loki will give him comfort, as he will spend time with us whilst having his treatment. I do hope this has a good outcome for you & for Andy. Please keep us updated.
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Thank you so much for the kind sentiments and welcome to GRF. Nice to have you here.

Thanks a million for the thought ("If I was a millionaire ..."). In my first post on this thread (from last December) both my wife and I were experiencing slow pays for accounts receivable from clients who were affected by the economic downturn (in her case) and companies taking their darned time (in my case), so money was pretty tight. We did without Christmas, and we're fine doing without extras or newer cars if it means Andy's OK.

God willing, December 1st Andy will celebrate one year of survival with lymphoma.

You wouldn't know he's sick if not for the bottles of meds and supplements and the fact his coat hasn't fully grown back after multiple shaves of this and that during chemo and setbacks. Andy's living a normal life. We're so very grateful he's doing so well. There were times earlier on we weren't sure he'd pull through, but he did. I attribute a fantastic new doc and all the prayers people here said on his behalf for that.

All the best to your brother. Cancer can be beaten.
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I've just spent almost the entire evening following Andy's journey (your journey too). I'm so thrilled to know that he has responded so well to treatment. I hope you will all have a wonderful & very blessed Christmas this year, with Andy enjoying opening his presents. I have no doubts at all that our young Loki will insist on helping us to open ours ....just as he always insists on helping me in the garden by digging holes & pruning shrubs. Will keep following this thread.
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I'm glad Andy had a great Thanksgiving feast and run! Go Andy!
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Happy to hear you all had a great Thanksgiving and that Andy has fun walking again. Yay
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Andy has been walking so well the past couple days I took him for a short free run across the street today. He was circle-spinning, tail waggingly happy to get out. It's been over two weeks now that he's been recuperating from a paw injury. The looks I've been getting from him evidenced his boredom. We're both happy he's able to have fun again. By next week we should be on our winter routine of walking wooded trails at nature parks and the lake.

He was appropriately thankful for the bites of Thanksgiving turkey and a little pumpkin pie, with which I got his nightly pills down him by hiding it in the food instead of the usual peanut butter glob on my index finger.
This post hit home. One of my favourite things is watching my girl run in the woods or through a field after a ball. It's been two weeks since she was able to - and it will be two more before she can again.

I'm so glad Andy's paw is better. And it is hard to believe it is almost a year already. What a guy. Give him big hugs for me.

PS If you are tired of gooey peanut butter being licked off your fingers - I can hardly recommend Pill Pockets. I'm sure I'm way behind the times - but I discovered them when the techs were giving Tee her meds one night when I was there. They are amazing. I can finally get Tesia to take meds with no issues. And the antibiotic she is on now is HUGE. No problem!
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